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Aya Employee Encounters Aya Nurses in Action

March 13, 2018 | Life at Aya

Courtney, Senior Licensing Specialist I at Aya, just celebrated her daughter’s first birthday, but she’ll never forget what it took to get to this point. During a routine ultrasound, doctors noticed that Courtney’s oxygen and fluid levels were low — and that her blood pressure was through the roof. Worried that she had developed preeclampsia, the doctors ran more tests to get a better understanding of what was going on. The final decision was that the safest thing for both mom and baby was to induce labor.

Baby Olivia was born 11 weeks early and weighed just two pounds at birth. She was in the NICU at a medical center in Sacramento for nine weeks before heading home. And it just so happened that two Aya nurses, Sheila and Michaela, were on assignment at that very facility.

“I would visit Olivia in the NICU every single day. It was amazing to see her nurses in action and the TLC they provided,” Courtney recalls. “Here are these people you’ve never met – strangers whose job it is to make sure your teeny, tiny baby survives.”

Aya employees speak with travel nurses on a daily basis, but it’s not often that they witness their expert care firsthand. This is just one example of the exceptional experiences our travelers provide for patients across the country every single day.